The Latin American Photographic Archive, FoLa, is opening its doors in Argentina on Friday, October 9, 2015. Founded by Gastón Deleau, this new space devoted to international photography owns a collection that includes over 250 works, most noteworthy among them those by artists Doris Salcedo, Vik Muniz, Alfredo Jaar, Alexander Apóstol, Graciela Iturbide, Roberto Huarcaya, Javier Silva, Gastón Ugalde, Marcos López, Nicola Costantino, Esteban Pastorino and Luis González Palma, among many others.
There is no history without memory. Memory needs to be recalled, reshaped, and reconstituted. Doris Salcedo’s first major retrospective, organized by the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago and showing at the Guggenheim Museum in New York, accomplishes exactly this. Five years in the making, this outstanding exhibition co-curated by Madeleine Grynsztejn and Julie Rodrigues Widholm, presents more than one hundred sculptures, installations, and a film on the artist’s public art works.
Agustín Pérez Rubio (Valencia, 1972) recently took office as Artistic Director of Malba (Museum of Latin American Art, Buenos Aires). This interview explores Pérez Rubio’s vision of Argentine art from a propositional perspective.
Cecilia Brunson Projects, London
Beatrix Potter was an English scientist and illustrator who investigated the reproduction and taxonomy of fungi. In spite of her having developed important biological-reproductive theories, her scientific work could never be carried out professionally for reasons of gender.
Sitting in a pub in Buenos Aires in mid-July, the 56th Venice Biennial seems an already distant event. This edition is, however, an important one for the Argentine art scene, which it will be worth revisiting for further information and definition of stances regarding the work of the three artists from this country who were invited to participate in the exhibition All the World’s Futures, curated by Okwui Enwezor.
The same day that I began writing this text, I saw on a video featured by an online Argentine newspaper, a TransAsia Airways plane cross a Taipei highway with a wing pointed towards the ground and another towards the sky, destroy the front of a taxi and crash on a river.
Since his emergence in the visual arts scene, the photographer Roberto Huarcaya (Lima, 1959) has distinguished himself by the ambition of his projects, in which photography has often been associated with other creative mediums in very solid combinations that have elicited intense responses from different audiences.